Long Beach resident Rot Mythong being held by ICE at Adelanto Detention Center

As activists rush to free Mythong in fear that he may contract COVID-19, California 47th District Congressman Alan Lowenthal introduces resolution to cease deportations of Southeast Asian refugees.

Local immigrant-rights groups have been phone banking the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since April 30 to advocate for the release of Rot Mythong, a Long Beach resident and ethnically Lao war refugee from Cambodia, from the Adelanto Detention Facility before he potentially contracts coronavirus.

Mythong was sentenced to life in prison when he was 17, and was granted parole after serving 29 years. The crime’s sentencing was not immediately known.

The day he was scheduled to be released on parole, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation made the decision to transfer him directly to ICE detention.

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